HPE Serviceguard for Linux is a high availability and disaster recovery solution that provides business continuity for your critical applications, offering the same exceptional capability that you already trust with Serviceguard for HP-UX. It leverages over two decades of expertise and knowledge, bringing the best-in-class mission critical HP-UX technologies to the Linux environment. Serviceguard for Linux (SGLX) is designed to address the financial, business and operational impacts of planned and unplanned downtime in demanding x86/Linux environments. It improves infrastructure security, protects data and information, and aligns business continuity objectives to business requirements. And delivers fast failover and recovery while maintaining data integrity and performance, protecting against major site outages.

What's new

  • SGLX now provides single-click migration of VMs through Serviceguard GUI; and supports toolkit for KVM as a package.
  • Achieve even higher uptime for Oracle database using policy based failover of CDB; and support for Oracle Data Guard.
  • Improve utilization of SAP HANA workloads using package maintenance mode and multi-SID support.
  • Support for SAP certified HANA Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) servers from HPE.
  • Metrocluster with EMC SRDF bundled within SGLX Enterprise edition.
  • Support for any x86_64 server4.

Features

Fast Failover and Protection in the Data Center

HPE Serviceguard for Linux monitors the availability of critical resources and applications and provides fast failover in the event of a failure, in as little as four (4) seconds.[1]

Combined with SGeSAP extension for HANA, HPE Serviceguard for Linux reduces the need for manual intervention and the downtime in case of planned/unplanned failures for the critical HANA databases.

The Toolkits and Extensions portfolio offers predefined scripts that allow it to automatically setup applications within Serviceguard clusters. This can cut up to 93% of the production time, which usually takes days—4x faster deployment with consistent admin of mission critical workloads.[2]

Achieve higher uptime in virtual environments with application failovers rather than virtual machine restarts. Serviceguard supports VMware and KVM hypervisors.

Disaster Recovery Capability

HPE Serviceguard for Linux disaster recovery features enables you to remain online even after the loss of a data center, practically regardless of the distance. It allows you to maintain access to critical data and applications without impacting performance.

With its SADTA support for HANA, HPE Serviceguard for Linux promises greater robustness, resiliency and availability for your applications and services.

HPE Serviceguard for Linux disaster recovery features lowers the cost of IT operations by reducing the financial impact of downtime and time spent on cluster management.

Zero Downtime During Maintenance

HPE Serviceguard for Linux offers Live Application Detach (LAD) feature that allows you to do maintenance of the Serviceguard cluster infrastructure (including the heartbeat network) with almost zero downtime.[3]

Monitors the availability of applications, services, databases, and platforms over distances, while protecting against outages and reducing downtime during planned maintenance windows.

High Data Integrity and Easy Maintenance

HPE Serviceguard for Linux cluster arbitration is essential for the highest level of availability and data integrity. Hewlett Packard Enterprise offers Quorum Service, a feature that allows Serviceguard for Linux to provide one of the highest levels of data integrity and reliability.

It has efficient fault detection and tolerant capabilities, automatically failing over critical applications to safer nodes and resuming normal operations without compromising data integrity.

HPE Serviceguard Manager for Linux allows users to visually configure, monitor, manage and administer a cluster and its components (such as nodes, packages). Intuitive color-coded icons will help quickly identify problems with the cluster so users can quickly react and resolve issues.

  • 1.

    Configuration dependent, excluding cluster reformation time.

  • 2.

    Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Lab analysis that shows typical manual effort for integrating Oracle database into a cluster to require 30 engineering days. With Oracle toolkit from Hewlett Package Enterprise, this integration is achieved in two engineering days or less.

  • 3.

    Based on Hewlett Packard Enterprise Lab analysis while performing maintenance activities of the cluster including maintenance of heartbeat network, it used to be a common case where the application had to be brought down. However, with LAD feature it is noticed that the application downtime has been reduced to none even if heartbeat network is maintained and cluster is brought down.

  • 4.

    Refer the SGLX support matrix for details.